Base screws that hold the base to the rail are 60inch pounds on a quality rail with quality screws a lot of cheap bases can't handle that. The base needs to be pushed forward towards the muzzle then locked down. Ring screws are 20-25 inch pounds and blue loctite any more and you can start crushing the scope body or strip the screw heads or snap them off when you undo them. Larue mounts have this issue even with the correct torque as they use elcheapo non heat treated screws
Looks like you have a thumb screw for the base. Not a fan of those as they tend to shoot loose and there is no way to tell how tight you got em. They also don't really distribute clamping pressure well.
Wheeler makes a inch pound torque wrech that's perfect for gun work.
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Last edited by JonM; 03-08-2014 at 02:06 PM.